3 edition of Religion and the political imagination in a changing South Africa found in the catalog.
|Series||Religion and society in transition -- 3|
|Contributions||Hrsg.: Mitchell, Gordon|
Thanks for the A2A, Well, here goes: Advantages: Religion has all the answers. It gives one justification to look no further for explanation. It gives one a sense of importance, a superiority over others. It defines ground rules, it sets about a. The Memory of Imam Haron in Consolidating Muslim Resistance in the Apartheid Struggle. In: Mitchell, Gordon/Mullen, Eve (eds.). Religion and the Political Imagination in a Changing South Africa. Münster et al.: (also in: Journal for the.
Currently my favorite book on theology and race, "The Christian Imagination" does a masterful job of showing how Christianity is made synonymous with the work and logic of colonialism. Jennings argues that Christianity functions inside of a diseased social imagination that is inept to rethink its relationship to place, language, and intimacy/5. Christianity is the dominant religion in South Africa, with almost 80% of the population in professing to be Christian. No single denomination predominates, with mainstream Protestant churches, Pentecostal churches, African initiated churches, and the Catholic Church all having significant numbers of adherents. Importantly, there is significant and sustained syncretism with African.
S ince Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the prospects for peaceful change in South Africa have seemingly improved. Whether those prospects are realized, and whether South Africa will join the family of democratic nations, will depend in important ways on a factor almost always overlooked by media and academic pundits: namely, religion. Religion and Social Transformation in Africa: A Critical and Appreciative Perspective 9 destruction of resources (Kalu e) that could have b een used for the development of African nations.
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Contributions: Laying claim to the South African miracle: a study of the place of religion amongst competing theories of change (Gordon Mitchell); Violence, trauma and ways of healing in the context of transformative South Africa: a gender perspective on the dynamic and integrative potentials of 'healing' in African religion (Britta Hemshorn de Sánchez); Communicating issues of human concern: 'Bona Cited by: 6.
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The relevance of the sociology of religion for studying change in South Africa / Dawid Venter --The role of the churches in the transformation of South Africa / Andreas Heuser [and others] --Religion and social change in South Africa: possible areas for further exploration / Bernard C.
Lategan --Research challenges on religion in South Africa. Religion and Politics in South Africa. Religion and Politics in South Africa. Ebrahim Rasool (Leader of the ANC, Western Cape) The role of religion in politics is a topic that has gained enormous significance in light of the events of 11 September It has left almost everyone thinking that religion in politics is probably negative, harmful, and something to be avoided, especially if what happened in File Size: 38KB.
Religion and Politics in Africa 95 reason for a secular statute that religion is not a pu rely benign, untouchable domain of life that would or should be off-limits to law- giving by the : Jon Abbink.
engagements at the political, sociological, economic, and religious fronts, and by showing that the spread of Christianity and the process of theologization in these regions (Venezuela, Peru, India, South Africa, Nigeria) rests on a western colonial paradigm, an unwitting common denominator.
As a corollary, aFile Size: KB. Market globalization, technology, climate change, and postcolonial political forces are together forging a new, more modern world. However, caught up in the mix are some powerful religious narratives that are galvanizing peoples and reimagining – and sometimes stifling – the political and social order.
Some are repressive, fundamentalist imaginations, such as the so-called Islamic. African political and economic elite have often resorted to religion in their intense competition for the diminishing resources of wealth, political power and prestige.
In African societies such as Nigeria, the state provides a source of power and wealth, more so than any other institution in by: 3. How do religious beliefs affect politics. Peter Mandaville THE QUESTION Christianity in Africa.
The strength of the Christian Evangelical movement in the relationship between religion and politics throughout Islamic history, however, quite a different perspective File Size: 2MB. The main objective of this paper is to examine African culture and values. Since. culture is often seen as the sum total of the peculiarities shared by a people, a people’s values can be seen as part of their culture.
In discussing African culture and values, we are not presupposing that all Cited by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Laying claim to the South African miracle: a study of the place of religion amongst competing theories of change / Gordon Mitchell --Violence, trauma and ways of healing in the context of transformative South Africa: a gender perspective on the dynamic and integrative.
Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and theoretical outlooks, The Politics of Imagination examines how the power of imagination reverberates in the various ambits of social and political life: in law, history, art, gender, economy, religion and the natural sciences.
And it will be of considerable interest to those with. Christianity and Islam are leading religious traditions — each has in excess of million followers in Africa. As a result, there are declining numbers of followers of traditional indigenous religions and very few atheists or agnostics.
Both Islam and Christianity were imported into Africa in the historical past. Religion, Politics, and Identity in a Changing South Africa: Author(s): Book editorial: Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: and Identity in a Changing South Africa: Author(s): Chidester, David; Tayob, A.I.; Weisse, Wolfram: Publication year:Cited by: 7.
Religion and politics in Sub- Saharan Africa Stephen Ellis and Gerrie ter Haar* There is a thriving literature of religious tracts in Africa. The few formal bookshops, and the far more numerous market-stalls and itinerant hawkers who sell books, offer for sale pamphlets and popular.
Christianity in South Africa: A Political, Social, and Cultural History Writing this review as someone that grew up in South Africa and studied SA Church History for the last 30 years, there are numerous factual mistakes in the book, especially in terms of the Dutch Reformed churches in South s: 2.
gious freedom in pre-apartheid South Africa, especially in colonial South Africa, as this had (and still has) effects on the way in which South Africans perceived religious freedom in later years. It is necessary to discuss this topic as in many important respects, the decolonisation of South Africa has not been completed (cf Saayman %).
This authoritative analysis of the broader dimensions of religion in South Africa makes a significant contribution to our understanding of religion as a factor in contemporary social and political processes.
It will be of interest to students and specialists in African studies and to scholars concerned with the role of religion in the modern by: 9. Book Description.
Politics and the Religious Imagination is the product of a group of interdisciplinary scholars each analyzing the connections between religious narratives and the construction of regional and global politics, combining a set of theoretical and philosophic insights with several case studies that represent varied geographies and religious customs.
Banning, in South Africa, an administrative action by which publications, organizations, or assemblies could be outlawed and suppressed and individual persons could be placed under severe restrictions of their freedom of travel, association, and speech.
Banning was an important tool in the South African government’s suppression of those opposed to its policy of apartheid. private life.
The social and political processes of secularization, which were thought to supplant religion and its influence, have, in fact, served to strengthen it.2 In the age of globalization, religious traditions and pre-modern cultural forms, which used to be localized, have now become global phenomena.For decades, scholars failed to recognize the close relationship between religion and politics in Africa.
Now that an increasing number of academics have become aware of just how closely these two forces are intertwined, it is good to see that Haynes has provided a suitable introduction to the topic. The topic is a /5(2). Religious Movements and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa - Volume 29 Issue 2 - Terence O.
Ranger An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa. S. and Rathbone, R. (eds.) Industrialisation and Social Change in South Africa: African Class Formation, Culture and Consciousness, Cited by: